A fourth-year player who sits atop the depth chart at quarterback after an impressive showing at the end of 2009 ... played in each of the last four games for an injured Chris Turner ... possesses a strong arm and is extremely athletic ... has played in eight career games, including two starts.
As a Sophomore (2009): Played in seven games at quarterback, mostly as a reserve ... earned the team's most improved offensive player award ... saw limited duty vs. Cal (9/5), MTSU (9/19) and Clemson (10/3) before seeing his first extensive action vs. NC State (11/7) in replacement of Chris Turner, who suffered a knee injury ... completed 5 of 11 passes for 27 yards vs. the Wolfpack ... also rushed nine times for 38 yards ... made his first career start vs. Virginia Tech (11/14), totaling 233 yards of offense, including 129 on the ground ... that rushing total was the third-highest by a Maryland quarterback in school history (Dennis O'Hara - 139 yards vs. Wake Forest, 10/4/69; Jack Scarbath - 132 vs. Georgetown, 11/14/50) ... also the first 100-yard effort by a QB since Shaun Hill had 105 vs. Duke (10/20/01) ... had a career-long run of 28 yards vs. the Hokies ... in his second career start, against Florida State (11/21), made a number of plays with both his arm and legs, going 20-for-27 (74.1 percent) for 213 yards and one touchdown pass, the first of his career ... also rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries against the Seminoles ... his 152.56 efficiency rating was the third-highest for the Terps on the season, and led Maryland on five scoring drives ... played in the Boston College (11/28) game as a backup and threw for 115 yards and one touchdown.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Played in one game on special teams ... served as the No. 3 quarterback for much of the season due to Jordan's Steffy's hand injury ... did play in two junior varsity games and distinguished himself well, leading the Terps to a pair of victories ... played on the punt team vs. NC State (10/25) ... named offensive scout team player of the year ... earned scout team offensive player of the week for his work leading up to the Clemson (9/27) and Boston College (11/29) games.
As a Freshman (2007): Redshirt season ... served as the No. 3 quarterback for most of the season, though elevated to No. 2 for a short time after Jordan Steffy's injury vs. Rutgers ... practiced with the team in the spring and completed 3 of 9 passes for 32 yards in the final two scrimmages ... saw limited action in the Red-White Spring game, but completed both of his passes for 58 yards, including a 35-yard TD to former Terp Matt Goldberg.
At Myers Park High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... played quarterback his final two years and was his team's starting wide receiver as a sophomore ... was 94-of-202 passing for 1,618 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year ... also rushed 167 times for 865 yards and 13 touchdowns ... threw for 994 yards and 11 TDs while running for 816 yards and nine scores as a junior ... a first team All-Southwestern 4A Conference selection ... a finalist for the Roman Gabriel Award, an honor given to the top player in the region by the Charlotte Touchdown Club ... team went 8-5 and lost in the state semifinals to eventual state champ Independence ... also lettered four years in basketball (guard) and track (triple jumper) ... runs a reported 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... also recruited by Kentucky, East Carolina and Eastern Kentucky ... coached by Jim Ruark.
Personal: Parents are Vivian Sowell and Walter Aikens ... a familiy science major.